Oslo, Norway
Date:
30/09/1999

PHOTOS
 
The changing leaves in Oslo bring to mind memories of the North Carolina mountains.

Several running clubs take to Vigelandsparken in the early evening.


 
Father and daughter enjoy Vigelandsparken.

Jim relaxing on a Vigelandsparken sculpture


 
Vigelandsparken

Vigelandsparken


 
Vigelandsparken

Me in front of the beautiful Vigelandsparken fountain


 
Vigelandsparken

Vigelandsparken


 
One of the many views in Vigelandsparken

Vigelandsparken's Sinnataggen (The Real Angry One) shows the rage of a boy who is stamping his foot for added exaggeration.


 
Vigelandsparken

Mooring at Aker Brygge harbor


 
Oslo's harbor offers fabulous views


 
PAIGE'S OBSERVATIONS
 
30 September 1999 - Visited Vigelandsparken (Frogner Park), more than 80 acres filled with scores of granite and bronze sculptures by wood carver Gustav Vigeland. In 1921 the townspeople recognized Vigeland’s talent and offered him a free house and studio in return for his life’s work. Unveiled after the Second World War, his public art – scores of nude sculptures, and one 470-ton monolith, showing newborns, middle-age couples, skinny, wrinkled men and pot-bellied women in love and rage – horrified many. For me, the splendor in the art remains the honest depiction of life in bare sculpted stone, not erotic or sexual.

 
VIDEO
 

AUDIO
 
  Initial thoughts on Norway and Oslo (Paige)
  Norway’s background (Jim)
  Another treasure: Vigelandsparken (Paige)